BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles.
Crow’s feet, worry lines between the eyes and forehead, and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Chemical denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles. A detailed knowledge of facial anatomy is essential. Many people are now performing this procedure giving the illusion that anyone can perform BOTOX® procedures. This is far from the case. BOTOX® is a neurotoxin which is being injected, and is very safe only when treatment is provided by a surgeon trained in facial cosmetic procedures. This is why Dr. Schneider performs all of his BOTOX® procedures personally.
Before Botox is Performed
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to procedure. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed with or without topical anesthesia. A small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated every three months to retain optimal effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment's effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the operation patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. BOTOX® Cosmetic is completely reversible with time so any side effect is a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.